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Poster: He Live's Date: Mar 17, 2008 12:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: DEADHEADS ONLY

DEADHEADS ONLY

06/04/77
The Fabulous Forum - Inglewood, CA

Set 1:?
Promised Land?
Tennessee Jed
?El Paso
?Peggy-O
?Jack Straw
?Friend Of The Devil
?Lazy Lightnin'
?Supplication?
Candyman?
New Minglewood Blues
?Brown-Eyed Women?
The Music Never Stopped

Set 2:
?Samson And Delilah?
Ship Of Fools
?Estimated Prophet>?
Eyes Of The World>?Drums>
?Good Lovin'
?Terrapin Station>
?Playin' In The Band>
?Franklin's Tower>
?China Doll>
?Not Fade Away>
?Playin' In The Band

Encore:?One More Saturday Night


SPRING '77 was a tour of legend, and May '77 was one of THOSE months for The Dead, when they just seemed to be ON almost every night. But all of the action took place on the east coast. After a swing through the south with a QUICK HIT in Tuscaloosa ALABAMA on May 17, and the hot shows at the Fox in Atlanta, lay low for two nights in FLA, back up through Jefferson country at the Mosque in Richmond VA, overnight in BALTIMORE, and one more stop in the NE - to check in on the exploding reputation at Hartford CT's Civic Center.... they finally landed back in CALIFORNIA -- at of all places, The Forum in INGLEWOOD, CA It was the only gig they would ever play there, and it rocked! TRY IT, you'll like it:

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This show is just CRACKLING with the good ol' Let's Give These People A Hot Show ENERGY. Certainly, the band knew when they sucked, and they knew when they were ON, and they knew for sure, "we've been ON for a month....wow!.... we're not usually this good..." and back, well, almost home after ANOTHER LONG tour, they really seem to be revelling in it, like they have spent the last two months back east refining yet another "new sound" and "Here we go kids, LET'S HAVE A DANCE PARTY!"..... Ladies and Gents I am A DEADHEAD, and this is why:

promised land -- soundsystem is good to go, blast off time!

t-jed -- i'm gonna say jerry is in good voice this night, not great (he would really shine next week at winterland), but the energy is in effect and his guitar playing is really playful, check his last solo turn here at 6:30
they cultivate the group sound on Jack Straw, a nice vocal blend, now again, jerry sounds delicate and somehow projecting, "gotta go to tulsa....first train we can ride, gotta settle one old score, one small point of pride..." what sweet vibrato he puts on "ride" and then answers himself on "score" -- that is some serious shit to do over a loud rock band in a "forum" (let me rethink that good not great rating....).... phil is excited all night -- they get perfectly, joyously over the top on the final chorus....WOW! i am all excited about JACK STRAW, again....

FOTD -- sweet version, donna proves worthy -- LL>Supplication, 3 out 5 stars, still great, love CANDYMAN, again, phil is really excited and they sound like they nearly topple off the stage at the end of jerry' solo, as they need to quiet.... but the MOMENTUM phil and the drummers are putting out!

offer up 4 star HOT Minglewood, BE Women, and Music NS, take a break.

back for round 2, a typical '77 unfolds: samson, ship of fools, estimated all rock solid 4 star territory. hit Eyes of the World and OK, time to stretch out a little, again a solid, near impeccable version -- 4 STAR$!... break from the last chorus and OK, where do you wanna go? your ball BOB.... "aw gee, i don't know....." drummers choice then son --

oh wait, IT SEEMS TO BE, YES, IT's PHIL's CHOICE and he wants some LOVIN -- now i am NOT a big fan of the POST PIG LOVIN's -- but this is different -- i love the loosey-goosey entry and it is JUST SWEET -- BOBBY RULES -- GO MAN..... GO! (PP GL -- 5 stars!) GOD they sound like they are having SERIOUS FUN --

Terrapin sort of announces to the crowd, yeah, we still haven't started THE JAM, or, well we started the jam, but we're gonna take a different tack -- story time -- let;s take a little journey -- a great version ensues with nice crescendos.... leading to a fine playin', what the hell does bobby sing>? they melt about 7:30 in, and jerry VERY ORGANICALLY brings the band into Franklin's -- REALLLLLLY SWEET -- and smooth as butter - SUPERBLY MELLOW -- bobby gave it all on Good Lovin' but Jerry is firmly in the driver's seat now -- fluid and fine -- an attentive version, as our leader really pays due emotion to the lyrics.... (and here perhaps we can feel the different vibe east and west coast -- Jerry delivers the "harvest winds" line so perfectly, sweet and tasteful, and emotional -- an east coast audience would've been going bonkers -- like they would be going bonkers right there anyway -- but this is an EXCELLENT rendition, the crowd is simply wrapped in their own MELLOWNESS, content to just feel the sweet winds blow -- perhaps...... delectable.)

franklin's flows gracefully into something called "SPACE" but what i would call.... "PLAYIN SPACE" - really great! are we gonna rap it up, bobby seems done for the night..... no wait..... Jerry still has MORE TO GIVE! YAYYYYY: they melt out of playin' space, perfectly setting up China Doll -- what did i say before, let me try again -- Jerry Garcia was in GREAT HUMAN VOICE this night -- a stunningly beautiful CHINA DOLL is yours for the hearing children....

phil is ready to tie it all together with the playin reprise, but now it's BOBBY who wants back in -- LET ME UP, I HAVEN'T HAD ENOUGH YET --

[...]

THIS smokin' hot BUDDY HOLLY-PACED NOT FADE AWAY, certainly, please tell me it did, because i am growing faint on the couch -- this version must've left the crowd BREATHLESS & BEWILDERED... and jerry just blows smoke at this wild tempo -- WOW! like he went from China Doll to HOT COUNTRY PICKIN LIKE CHARLIE PARKER WOULD'VE FLIPPED in about two minutes................. oh, and the REPRISE does turn up..... BUT WOW! -- i am gasping for air, anyone got any water -- H20 -- PEOPLE, heads? please H20......












This post was modified by He Live's on 2008-03-18 05:37:59

This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2008-03-17 19:51:01

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Mar 18, 2008 12:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DEADHEADS ONLY

He Live's: That is a wonderful review straight from where the heart & mind join together. Kinda cool that I had just swithced over to Dick's Pick #29, Disc 3, before reading your review, huh? I needed that post-"China Doll," pre-"Playin' in the Band" jam right now ...do you have any idea what's goin' on inside that jam, 1977-05-19 from the "Fox Theatre?" -- it sounds like one of those one-of-a-kind Jerry classics (never to be resurrected again.. but I don't know for sure.)
I like how you point out the difference between the "East coast" and "West coast" dudes. I noticed it on my first show out West -- Boulder, 1980 -- and thereafter as well. Just different -- not sayin' one was better than the other, but "something" was different, especially since I toured alone. [I regret never seeing the Jerry Band out West to see if there was a difference there as well.]

Thanks a lot for your insight ...will check out that "Franklin's Tower" when this "Fox" jam concludes,
--- AshesRising

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Poster: He Live's Date: Mar 18, 2008 8:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DEADHEADS ONLY: '77 sleeper

hey ashes,

that FOX theatre run, i think, is THE ONE that hooked me when i was a kid -- i remember sitting in a car (as you often did in the suburbs) one night with my super-deadhead buddy and at the peak of some utterly mind-melting jam and we both just started cracking up at the same time -- both sucked up into a serious EUPHORIA -- my friend, giggling, almost weeping, head in hands, looked at me and said --- "Jerry Garcia...." -- not sure what i said, if anything, probably just something along the lines of ".....God...."

(not like he was god or anything, just the way you would say it if you see someone almost get hit by a bus, or, when all the sudden you look up and there is an unreal purple and orange sunset unfolding, or coming over the first high ridge on a hike, and you see out for miles after trudging through the woods, you realize there is farther to go than you can remotely comprehend -- we are small -- but sometimes we get a glimpse of something bigger.....)

this forum recording is a little rough, but FOTD, Candyman, Franklin's and China Doll find jerry approaching that "special place" -- hope you dug it....

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Mar 18, 2008 1:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DEADHEADS ONLY: '77 sleeper

He Live's: don't worry, you don't have to explain to me about the, "..oh, god!.." exclamation. I know exactly what you mean ...and, more importantly, don't mean.

He Live's: have I ever turned you onto a post-"China Doll" solo-Jerry jam from 1985-03-31 [Portland, Maine]. There's about 8 recordings on the archive and I have no clue which one is worth hearing, however you gotta hear Jerry's long solo after the band leaves the stage about 1-min after the end of "China Doll" ...and then he returns - SOLO AGAIN - after a very, very brief break to continue the solo --- listen to the crowd: reminds me of the Egypt trance-like rhythm clap. ...another one of those "one-of-a-kind" moments in time, outside of time, that I know you will appreciate.... irregardless of the quality of the recording; just listen to Jerry, Billy and the audience.

Here's just one version:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd85-03-31.oade.connor.8244.sbeok.shnf

See you late tonight (if my computer is still alive),
--- AshesRising

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Poster: Out_To_Lunch Date: Mar 18, 2008 3:12pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DEADHEADS ONLY: '77 sleeper

A dusty gem: New Haven 5/5/77.

Great sound (Betty Board). Stream Music Never Stops - How many individual mikes you can distinguish (Bass, Drummer's foot, Cymbals, Bobby, Donna ... )as the song builds? Can almost hear the shepards hook used to pull Jerry out of the groove and off stage. (That'll make sense when ya hear it) :)

I've compared this to Winterland 6/9, DeKalb and Portland. Based upon sound quality - this Betty Board shines.

New Haven ... Who knew?

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Poster: spacedface Date: Mar 19, 2008 12:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DEADHEADS ONLY: '77 sleeper

They also did several with Brent jams before drums, eg 6-14-85:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1985-06-14.matrix.chappell.85831.sbeok.flac16

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BTW, I didn't remember/know about the Jerry jams before space -- thanks.

This post was modified by spacedface on 2008-03-19 07:09:18

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Mar 18, 2008 6:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DEADHEADS ONLY: '77 sleeper

spacedface: nice call... I was only aware of the first set from this show. Jerry poured his heart out pre-drums in the 2nd set.... intense stuff.

Thank You,
--- AshesRising

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Poster: countmlbjam Date: Mar 18, 2008 7:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DEADHEADS ONLY: '77 sleeper

A great show, I asked David Lemieux if this show was in the vault and unfortunately along with Euguene 78 is not in the vault. Thank goodness for AUD's

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Mar 18, 2008 10:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DEADHEADS ONLY: '77 sleeper

"countmlbjam:" (nice moniker) ...yes, thank god for AUDs and the thousands of people who poured tens-of-thousands of dollars and countless hours into preserving these treasures. ....I must admit that when I heard that "China Doll" earlier tonight it practically tore my heart out... had to take a break after that one.

Are you familiar with that Portland, ME version I keep preaching about: 1985-03-31? ...even the band had turned themselves inside-out after Jerry's solo's: they did the "inverted 'Playin in the Band'" post drums.

"Eugene '78" you mention is that wild Jerry solo, I reckon(?) What's it called?

Yeah, "thanks for the AUDs" and thanks for contributing posts to keep this space alive,
--- AshesRising

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Poster: spacedface Date: Mar 19, 2008 12:46am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DEADHEADS ONLY: '77 sleeper

>>1985-03-31? ...even the band had turned themselves >>inside-out after Jerry's solo's: they did the "inverted >>'Playin in the Band'" post drums.

Ah, Sunshine Day Tripper... it never occurred to me why they did that song. Not that the GD versions compare well...but this DT was ok.

Was this show part of a 2-day stand?

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Mar 19, 2008 1:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DEADHEADS ONLY: '77 sleeper

spacedface: yes, this was the first of two nights. When they opened with that "Music Never Stopped," I remember thinking, "..oh, man, THIS show is gonna be something different --- for good or ill."

Very, Very, Heavy-duty East coast energy in a smaller-than-usual arena ...adrenaline still rushing through the veins from the Maine State Troopers pullling over almost every car on Rt. 95 ("..huh, Mr. Trooper? "Grateful What?" ...no clue; I'm on a business trip. How far to Sanford, Sir?"

So, spacedface, I can't find anybody to confirm that they listened to these two Jerry solo's. Did you? It was one of the only "GD" shows (over 350+) that I witnessed Jerry walk up to the microphone before the encore and actually "thank" the audience. [How about the crowd during the post-Space solo(?)] ....and I swear it sounds like Weir messed with the lyrics of "Day Tripper" for just one line.....typical Weir stuff....not worth even trying to find.

Sorry about the long post; got no painkillers and I need something to kill the pain,
--- AshesRising

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Poster: spacedface Date: Mar 19, 2008 12:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DEADHEADS ONLY: '77 sleeper

The AUD is good, esp with the bigger ambience in Day Tripper, but I do prefer the SBD for Space and Playing. Oh yeah, a thank you isn't common.

I'm more in a '68 or '73 moods lately so '85 isn't holding my attention as much these days.

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Mar 19, 2008 1:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DEADHEADS ONLY: '77 sleeper

spacedface: I understand. The brethren here re-introduced me to the 1968, 1970, and 1973-1974 "Grateful Dead." No words to describe the experience. It's intense how much the keyboards had an effect on the overall texture of their performances ....

Later,
--- AshesRising

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Poster: He Live's Date: Mar 19, 2008 10:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DEADHEADS ONLY: '77 sleeper

hey hombre.... i am working on something, not really hunter oriented, but this came into play -- great photo....

i had to make sure you had it.

cheers!

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Mar 20, 2008 4:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DEADHEADS ONLY: '77 sleeper

He Live's:
I needed that.... It is an overcast, grey "Holy Thursday" morning here in Boston ...and I haven't opened the curtains yet to see what it's like outside.... I needed that more than you'll ever realize...


Thank You Kindly,
--- AshesRising

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Poster: patourkid Date: Mar 18, 2008 3:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DEADHEADS ONLY: '77 sleeper

I'm just diving into the first show .....HOT I see a few complaints about clappers, screamers,doesn't bother me a bit. SOLID show, great recommend, Thank you...I'm DIGGIN Ship of fools, hard to go wrong in 77 but I haven't ever listened to this one......good stuff, I don't think the recording is all that bad for an aud. well worth the listen

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Mar 18, 2008 8:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DEADHEADS ONLY: '77 sleeper

6/4/77 IS a great '77 sleeper show, but I have to admit, I find it hard to get past the poor sound recording. Would LOVE to hear this one as a typically crystal clear Betty Board.

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Poster: He Live's Date: Mar 18, 2008 8:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DEADHEADS ONLY: '77 sleeper

check the EYES -- let it ride -- (you'll get sucked in)

cheers grendel! - time to go to werk :(

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Mar 17, 2008 11:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DEADHEADS ONLY


roger that, He Live's. I'm on it.



you've got the passion too

here's my fav GD - 1973 box set
you've seen it before
'Good Morning, Good Afternoon, Good Night'


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Poster: He Live's Date: Mar 18, 2008 12:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: DEADHEADS ONLY

right on monte....

once you get past the quality of the recording, it is well worth a listen. hope you find at least a couple moments of inspiration from this forum show.

'73 remains my key year (born September '73) -- i call that period for the band Pastoral Dead -- the jams are epic, the vibe an amazing mix of sophisticated, jazz-fueled explorations of rootsy American themes: i imagine a hippy commune on a tall grass plain having a barn raising, it is the end of the day, the barn is raised, a meal has been prepared and shared, and now it's time to celebrate and have a dance -- some of the boys are gonna play some music:

[...] this Jam In the Tall Grass is new to me....hey wait a minute -- this ain't a '73 post!







This post was modified by Diana Hamilton on 2008-03-18 19:50:12